Wa-pedia Home > Japan Forum & Europe Forum
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 72

Thread: Enjo Kosai : the issue of teenage prostitution

  1. #1
    Twirling dragon Maciamo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location
    ¼‹ž
    Posts
    2,434

    Enjo Kosai : the issue of teenage prostitution

    This is one of the numerous WaiWai stories of the Mainichi Shimbun. It's about teenage prostitution ("enjo kosai") and pedophilia in Japan.

    => Japan jerking off over pseudo pedo-porno

    (EDIT : The article, is no longer available on the Daily Mainichi's website, but I found another site that published it and fixed the link.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainichi Shimbun
    Something is very rotten in the state of Japan.
    Long regarded as a pedophile's paradise, the Land of the Rising Sun in the Noughties is awash with a sickening plethora of products that make sex objects of prepubescent girls and the almost national fetish for schoolgirl sexiness is seeking ever younger subjects.

    ...

    "Back in '99, we ran a black-and-white photo spread featuring three girls under 15 and it attracted as much attention as it would have if done in full color," Spa! hears from Suganuma-san, a reporter for Weekly Playboy,the first major magazine to bring underage sex into the mainstream market.

    ...

    Seijunkei, a magazine that features only models under 15 clad in skimpy swimsuits, works on a similar policy.
    Though its concept is obscene, it skirts the law by making sure its models don't appear indecent.

    ...

    Ura Bubka, yet another men's magazine devoted to schoolgirl sexuality, has also found prepubescence profitable.

    "Our very first edition featured (schoolgirl band) Morning Musume and we've grown since then. A feature asking reader's opinions about our belief that having sex with schoolgirls is wrong attracted enormous attention," Editor-in-Chief Masashi Okazaki tells Spa! "All our stories about junior high schoolgirls are popular,coming in first or second for popularity with every reader survey."

    ...

    Even more sickeningly graphic have been the "Itazura" series of "Legal Pedophilia" videos currently selling like hot cakes.
    The videos star Wakana Tachiki, a 19-year-old who looks every bit of the elementary schoolgirl she plays in the lurid video series that has stretched to 24 movies since first being released in September last year.

    Those of you who have been to Japan will have seen loads of porn magazines features quite young girls in every combini )convenience store). The most amazing is that males of all ages (from teenagers to ojisan) read them without any complex in front of everybody. In video shops, you can find sex videos besides the latest Hollywood productions, even next to children oriented movies like "Stuart Little" or "Shrek".

    The "enjo kosai" (lit. : remunerated date) isn't really prostitution like we usually understand it. A middle age man (about 40-50years old) will date a girl young enough to be his daughter. The usually get to know each others via "terekura" (telephone club, that is a kind of pink phone, very popular among teens girls to make some pocket money). They might go to the restaurant and have a chat, or go to the cinema, or to the hotel (and I let you imagine after). All girls don't have sex with their "dana" (sponsor, literally : master or husband, as it is the same word in Japanese). The always get money from them in exchange of their company. The also get presents from them (sometimes very expensive). Lot's of these men like girl in school uniform. They often require them to wear it, even if it's the holiday or a week-end. With the long falling white socks of course, a purely Japanese sexual fantasy. These socks are forbidden at schools but girls wear them because they know it's sexy (and old dirty men with money will have a look at them). Girls who actually sell their body are more numerous than we would expect. Some surveys (check the other waiwai stories on the Mainichi online) say as much as 10% of girls between 15 and 25 do it. They can get 30000yen for a "uri" (lit. : sale, which is of their body), in less than an hour; much better than a student job at MacDo that only makes 800yen/h. That explains how they afford their Louis Vuiton and Chanel bags, clothes by Gucci and Versace or even a Bulgari watch at 2 millions yen. But there are so many of them in Ginza that just seem to have all their time for shopping and no work to care about. What's the point of all this ?


    You will find more stories compiled from the Daily Mainichi's WaWai column in the book Tokyo Confidential: Titillating Tales From Japan's Wild Weeklies, by Mark Schreiber.
    Last edited by Maciamo; Apr 4, 2010 at 16:23.

    Visit Japan for free with Wa-pedia
    See what's new on the forum ?
    Eupedia : Europe Guide & Genetics
    Maciamo & Eupedia on Twitter

    "What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?", Winston Churchill.

  2. #2
    Twirling dragon Maciamo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location
    ¼‹ž
    Posts
    2,434
    Check this as well : http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/waiwai/0207/020718teens.html

    Kids are ashamed of sex. Prepubescent are wearing sexy clothes and underwear, putting on make up and participate to telephone dating club because they want to try sex (and make money). That's a sick world (or is this the future ?).
    Last edited by Maciamo; Apr 4, 2010 at 16:02.

  3. #3
    Decommissioned ex-admin thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 14, 2002
    Posts
    212
    The following article claims that at least they feel no guilt about it.


    Teen girls linked to paid sex feel no guilt, police survey shows

    => http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content...at=1&id=223617

  4. #4
    Regular Member moyashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 15, 2002
    Location
    SonyLand
    Age
    50
    Posts
    146
    Why should you feel guilty for getting money for getting laid?
    Would I? .... hmmm ...

    I'm much more interested in how they feel emotionally and rationally about doing it with somebody that could easy be their father or ... grandfather.

    You hear stories all the time of fathers bumping into their daughters or daughter's friends. Well, I've wondered about the legitability of those stories though.

    Well, I do know teachers that have said they've met their graduate students in soap lands. hmmm ... I didn't hear if they did it with them though.

    I have had students who dated guys older than me and some even got allowances from them. About $300 a month, not much but enough to have fun with their friends.

    Let's not forget the used clothes that are bought on the streets. Still warm is the preference it seems.

    Of course, not all girls have this experience and also this type of thing normally stays to the big cities.


    Well ... things happen I guess.
    crazy gonna crazy

  5. #5
    Twirling dragon Maciamo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location
    ¼‹ž
    Posts
    2,434
    I know there is no shame or guilt about it in Japan. The reason is : they don't have "our" Judeo-Christian morals (eventhough I am an atheist, the society's moral rules influence us since the craddle). So no shame about sex and like other Asian countries, "prostitution" is part of the daily life. In Japan, there are only laws about sex to give an honorable facade internationally and to avoid to disturb public order, from what I have understood (no deep conscience or rigid moral). If it works like this it's might be good, but I am affraid of the spread of diseases like AIDS. Japanese people (especially young girls) seem sometimes so naives and childish they don't even care about using condoms. What's more, it's common knowledge in Japan that only foreigners have AIDS and that Japanese are kind of immune from it. That is very scary when you know that they usually don't take HIV test for they fear to be positive ! Who reallly knows how many people have AIDS now in Japan.

  6. #6
    Decommissioned ex-admin thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 14, 2002
    Posts
    212
    It seems to be true that "sexual restrictions" have been imposed upon Japanese society mostly by external influences: during Meiji Era (in Japan's bid for westernization) as well as in the postwar period: prostitution was outlawed in 1958, so most of the famous red-light districts had to close down, also in the light of the Olympics that were to be held in Tokyo in 1964. Well, "officially" outlawed...

    I wouldn't restrict sexual naivity or negligence to girls only. Just think of the hordes of salarymen invading SE Asian countries in search of sexual pleasures. A large amount of Japanese HIV-positive contracted the disease during such holidays.

  7. #7
    Regular Member deborah gormley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 19, 2002
    Location
    Nr. Ireland.
    Age
    50
    Posts
    40
    Young girls should be more careful,
    This age that we live in is dangerous and at times the young adults are totally oblivious to these nasty sexual deseases, I dont agree with young girls allowing themselves to used and paid for sex, its almost unbelieveable, although I am aware of these actions I would only advise these girls too take all precautions and ensure their safety, its a sad reality and a sad way of live
    Debs

  8. #8
    Regular Member moyashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 15, 2002
    Location
    SonyLand
    Age
    50
    Posts
    146
    These girls aren't being used actually. The girls doing Enjo-kousai are doing it as if it's a part time job. There's no pimp, no daddy pushing them. Some might be persuded by peer pressure as in the "money is really good and easy". It's pretty much self owned business.

    Sexual education in schools is close to nil. Most young boys buy magazines and learn from there. Technique and what not. Major magazine would be [sukora-] (scholar).

    I'd say that most girls are much more up on using condomes than the boys. I've met quite a few girls who carried their own supply. But it's the boys who prefer it raw than rubbered and some girls bend to that kind of pressure.

    I agree with Thomas, it's the business men who went to SE Asia on sex trips that brought a lot of this back to Japan. The men catch it, spread it to their girl friends and wives who spread it to their boyfriends.

    Maciamo is right. I have 1 Japanese friend who has taken the test, the rest of the group laughs about it when they're sick.

    The boys school I work at during their school festival noramlly run a special exhibit about STD's but that room is always empty.

  9. #9
    Regular Member deborah gormley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 19, 2002
    Location
    Nr. Ireland.
    Age
    50
    Posts
    40
    yes moyashi your quite right, even here the sexual education classes are always empty, our local surgery has education on these topics and they have specified "no appiontment nessary" ect and the young adult birthrate here is astonishing, its sad and almost unreal,,,, but it happens!! I personaly know of a young girl of the tender age of 14,(which is not usually the case) who for some time has been a product of this so called "young evaluation" and has been the target of all "needy men" in a 5 mile radious, (due to the fact thats there's not many young girls willing to sell themselves for an accasional meal or a pass time) but this particular girl has fallen pregnant to a man who's identidy is some where in the region of 50-1 which is totally crazy, and this is the sad bit!! no precations at any given time due to peer presure and the innocents or the stupidy of the girl!! sad sad sad!!!!

  10. #10
    Decommissioned ex-admin thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 14, 2002
    Posts
    212
    The same problem from a hygienical perspective.

    Efforts failing to keep Roppongi girls clean

    => http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content...92&display=all

  11. #11
    Twirling dragon Maciamo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location
    ¼‹ž
    Posts
    2,434
    I found this very good remark in the comments on the links :
    In the land of the rising vending machine it's supprising that you don't see them dispensing condoms.
    Well, it doesn't make money to gov. officials through amakudari and bribes from condom companies, so it's highly unlikely that the government will ever take the step. Asahi, Kirin, Suntory and other drink companies take the initiative themself, but I understand that condom companies be more reluctant as few people (in Roppongi) use them anyway - and love hotels always provide them. Oddly enough, among this plethora of vending machines, you can only find drinks, never food (chocolates, yoghurts, waffles, chips...) like in Europe. Not a single of them ! Isn't it weird ? They sell used girl "panties" in jidouhanbaiki, but not condoms, nor food.

  12. #12
    Regular Member samuraitora's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 29, 2002
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Age
    45
    Posts
    56
    One thing that is nice about the states is that we supply condoms in high schools and have required Sex Ed classes. Our STD rate is dropping because of this. Almost every bar and night club sells condoms in the bathrooms and everyone in the US can list at least 5 STDs.

    About getting paid for sex, most people look at sex as something that is sacred and should only be shared with the one you "love". That is the Christian belief coming out of us. Look at the animals, Sex is an activity for procreation only. There are few animals that have sex for reasons other than to procreate. People attach too much emotion to sex. Some people I know have the thought that sex is just an activity, like football or going to the movies. For this reason, they have sex with their friends. Something they can share to bring them closer together and have some fun, RESPOSIBLY. They are not hurting or cheating on anyone. Just out to have a good time.

    Getting paid for sex can fall under the same idea. It can be demoralizing, if the person lets it. It can also be extremely fun and profitable if your careful.

    *just playing devils advocate.
    ja mata
    samuraitora
    (^_-)/

  13. #13
    Regular Member moyashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 15, 2002
    Location
    SonyLand
    Age
    50
    Posts
    146
    I've seen 1 condome selling vending machine in a total of 10 years. It was located in a residental neighborhood too!!! lol ... no wonder the birthrate is now 1.3

    I've also seen pantyhose (not used) vending machines. Haven't figured out the use for it but my ex-girlfriend said that such machines are useful if you spend the night with your boyfirend.

    Japan normally doesn't give out the pill either. Health risks and blah blah blah. Although, I know you can get the pill to delay your period for that special vacation. Recently, however getting the pill is getting slightly easier.

    The funny thing is that abortion is used in place of condomes or other devices. An abortion runs about $800. Girls that work in the pink (errr "red") district go to abortion clinics that are about a 5 minute walk from their SoapLand. Hey, it's a better business than prescribing pills.

  14. #14
    Regular Member samuraitora's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 29, 2002
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Age
    45
    Posts
    56
    as high of respect that I have for the Japanese, this is a little unnerving.

  15. #15
    Regular Member moyashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 15, 2002
    Location
    SonyLand
    Age
    50
    Posts
    146
    Tell me about it. But I guess that any culture has their strange side to it. Japan just has lots of strange sides that take time to get used to.

  16. #16
    Decommissioned ex-admin thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 14, 2002
    Posts
    212
    @ condoms

    I always thought that Japanese use condoms more frequently than people in other industrialized countries (also due to the fact that the pill was more or less unavailable until 2 or 3 yrs ago)

    @ abortion

    I am very very far from being a religious zealot, but it's indeed unnerving to see abortion taken "so easily"

    @ pill

    In March 1998, decades of campaigning by Japanese reproductive rights advocates once more met with defeat, as the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare elected to delay indefinitely the licensing of the pill for use as a contraceptive in Japan. Over the years, through several failed attempts at changing this situation, health officials have cited numerous reasons for their position on the pill--among them concern over side effects, fears about the potential spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) if pill use replaces condom use and, most recently, worries about the environmental effects of hormonal contraceptive use. In the end, though, Japan remains unique in banning one of the most widely used contraceptive methods in the world--as well as all other hormonal contraceptives.
    Source: http://www.agi-usa.org/pubs/journals/3104499.html

    Meanwhile the pill is no longer banned, but still not very common. Considering the fact that the number of women in Japan suffering from endomitriosis is higher than in other countries, the pill should be prescribed more often (lol, haven't studied medicine, just read about that issue).

    Related article:

    Japan OK's Pill, Cautiously

    => http://www.wired.com/news/topstories...,21576,00.html

  17. #17
    Twirling dragon Maciamo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location
    ¼‹ž
    Posts
    2,434
    everyone in the US can list at least 5 STDs.
    Wow, maybe they can list more STDs than cities in Japan. I wonder what percentage of the US population knows who is vice-president. I heard there were still American people who thought New York was their capital.
    Sorry, don't take it personally, but it's a bit hard to believe that the average American people can name 5 STDs (especially with the odd name they have).
    Last edited by Maciamo; Sep 5, 2002 at 23:41.

  18. #18
    Twirling dragon Maciamo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location
    ¼‹ž
    Posts
    2,434
    About getting paid for sex, most people look at sex as something that is sacred and should only be shared with the one you "love". That is the Christian belief coming out of us. Look at the animals, Sex is an activity for procreation only. There are few animals that have sex for reasons other than to procreate.
    Japanese people ain't Christian (and me neither). Japan has no such taboo about sex. To understand Japanese (or East-Asian) people, you should understand that life is 3 things that can all be obtained by money : eating, drinking, having sex. Contrarily to the US were religious priniciples make the law (it vaguely reminds me of some countries in the Middle East), Japanese law aim to kee the social order and conform themself to international "values". Prostitution has been officially made illegal in Japan because of interational pressure and to suit the image of modern and developed country. In Edo-jidai, prostitution had been restricted to some districts to avoid disturbing the social order (not for moral or religious reasons).

  19. #19
    Regular Member moyashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 15, 2002
    Location
    SonyLand
    Age
    50
    Posts
    146
    @ condoms
    Their usage last as long as the woman can say "no" to unprotected sex. Hmmm, 2 -3 times?

    @ STDS
    I bet most Japanese can only name those that they've had. Men that is. Most women probably don't know they're infected for a while.

    @ abortion
    Yeah, it really is weird. Well, it's that or marriage. If you're a lady of the night that would severly cut into your income.

    @ yoshiwara
    Like most things in Japan, things change but the essence stays the same. Up here in Susukino the area survies as does well. I've heard that men wait up to an hour to get their soap bath ;)

    @ Kabuki
    Kabuki has it's foundations in women selling their wares on the edge of town. Although, the Tokugawa government prosecuted enough that Kabuki emerged.

  20. #20
    Decommissioned ex-admin thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 14, 2002
    Posts
    212
    I'm wondering if teenage prostitution also such a hot topic in J-media...


    Schoolgirl prostitution gets fresh facelift

    => http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/waiwai/0209/020904enko.html

  21. #21
    Regular Member deborah gormley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 19, 2002
    Location
    Nr. Ireland.
    Age
    50
    Posts
    40
    If this is the "new way" of school girl life, then surely all nessasary precautions should be taken, threw schools, surgerys and even at home, it should be preached and not taught to keep your self safe and free from STD's and unwanted pregnancys, these starry eyed school girls who are easily pleased(and cost efficient)should be taken aside and given condoms,pills and not to forget a lesson on infectious and dangerous laisons, I cant help but feel sorry for these girls, as the have given up there innocents and there self respect all for peices of clothing that no matter how expensive it is or how pretty they look, the clothing cant cover up their deeds,or their way of life its so dishearting!!

  22. #22
    Regular Member moyashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 15, 2002
    Location
    SonyLand
    Age
    50
    Posts
    146
    "sometimes, I really feel like punching them out"
    "you fell like reminding them who is paying for the session!"

    Great lines.

    Now, of course, not all girls do this but it's not an urband legend either.

    wow, $50 bucks ... now that's economics for you.

    Funny thing is that very few ever get caught ...

  23. #23
    Regular Member deborah gormley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 19, 2002
    Location
    Nr. Ireland.
    Age
    50
    Posts
    40
    but their parents must notice a change in them moyashi???

    new clothes that the parents simply cant afford or did not purchase!! they must know somethings wrong I'm sure that the lines "my friend gave then too me!" does not work??/

    parents sayings "once you earn your own money then you can spend it on these high priced clothes, drink it smoke it ect" I was a young girl once with these very words, and I worked in a fast food take-away at the age of 14 just to get these items, but selling my-self was never an option, it was never even in my head!! what has happened to the youth???

  24. #24
    Regular Member moyashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 15, 2002
    Location
    SonyLand
    Age
    50
    Posts
    146
    ugh, I totally ageree. Selling, yourself under the age of 20 is just stupidity.
    Most parents would die if they knew the truth. Problem is that they don't have the brains to ask.

    Maybe, it's pure economics. A quicky for $100 or work for 18 hours or so.

    ughhh

  25. #25
    Regular Member deborah gormley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 19, 2002
    Location
    Nr. Ireland.
    Age
    50
    Posts
    40
    yes I see the attraction,, but now at these tender ages, selling them-selves for items of stature, whats next? I would not like to see one of these girls in 10-15 years time, when all their priorities are much different and they might become (in my opinion) more needy and more reliaint on quick cash, that scares me!, but I suppose if its clothes and fashion items they are spending this quick cash on, they really are not that bad, its when drugs ect are the focus, thats when its a real problem!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •